Model Marquita Pring Takes Us Behind-the-Scenes at Her 2021 'Sports Illustrated' Swimsuit Photo Shoot

After making her debut last year, Marquita Pring, 30, is returning to the pages of SI Swim in the upcoming 2021 issue — and gave PEOPLE an exclusive sneak peek of her time on set

01 of 08

Pre-Shoot Safety

Marquita Pring Sports Illustrated Swim Photo Shoot Diary; Courtesy Marquita Pring
Courtesy Marquita Pring

COVID-19 test by ParaDocs. I had two tests in my four days shooting in Sacramento, California. This was the first one, straight to testing after arrival. It took 13 minutes to get results.

02 of 08

Fitting Photos

Marquita Pring Sports Illustrated Swim Photo Shoot Diary; Courtesy Marquita Pring
Courtesy Marquita Pring

After trying on more swimsuits than I was able to count, these are some of the final selects for the shoot. 15 looks in total.

03 of 08

Work Hard, Play Hard

Marquita Pring Sports Illustrated Swim Photo Shoot Diary; Courtesy Marquita Pring
Courtesy Marquita Pring

Singing karaoke at the Hard Rock Hotel Sacramento.

04 of 08

Mirror Selfie

Marquita Pring Sports Illustrated Swim Photo Shoot Diary; Courtesy Marquita Pring
Courtesy Marquita Pring

One of my favorite looks from my fitting.

05 of 08

Golden Hour Lighting

Marquita Pring Sports Illustrated Swim Photo Shoot Diary; Courtesy Marquita Pring
Courtesy Marquita Pring

On my way to set!

06 of 08

Introducing: My Costar!

Marquita Pring Sports Illustrated Swim Photo Shoot Diary; Courtesy Marquita Pring
Courtesy Marquita Pring

Got to shoot with the most beautiful horse on set.

07 of 08

Western Aesthetic

Marquita Pring Sports Illustrated Swim Photo Shoot Diary; Courtesy Marquita Pring
Courtesy Marquita Pring

Set vibes. Country all the way.

08 of 08

Coming Soon

Marquita Pring Sports Illustrated Swim Photo Shoot Diary; Courtesy Marquita Pring
Courtesy Marquita Pring

Flight home. That's a wrap for my 2021 SI Swimsuit issue shoot. Catch the final images in the magazine hitting newsstands on July 20.

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